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Scam warning

October 12, 2006

Apparently, the Trading Standards Office are involved in the investigation of a premium rate phone scam.

It works like this. A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate number). DO NOT call this number as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

If you call this number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 0207 239 6655 or ICSTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at or your local trading standards office.

Public Service Blogging at its best.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. ExtraSpecialCopper permalink
    October 12, 2006 15:55

    You would have thought the 09 part of the number would be a giveaway

  2. Anonymous permalink
    October 12, 2006 16:50

    Thats rubbish! Not the premium rate line but the £15. Max you can charge in the UK (and its a UK number no matter where the company is based) is £1.50/minute, so if youre on the call for 10 minutes then yes, but not straight away.

  3. CentralUser permalink
    October 12, 2006 22:22

    You may find this link of some use in respect of this matter:
    Icstis comments on PDS

  4. BelfastPeeler permalink
    October 20, 2006 09:05

    Aaaah. We got this through our internal email to the whole service as well as being on our “intelligence” briefing.

    What a load of bollocks. I appreciate people meaning well but it makes you wonder if any of the information you’re sent is checked in ANY way. I mean is it niaeve of me to think our INTELLIGENCE team might be a little less gullible?

    Its not hard, type “PDS scam” into google and look what happens!

    £15 connection charge is IMPOSSIBLE.

    bah, humbug 🙂

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